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Woman Waits To Pull Over For Police Until Out Of Bad Neighborhood, Now She's Paying

A police officer in Indiana tried to pull over a car, but the woman driver refused to stop immediately. Instead, she led the officer down the road on a slow-speed chase and finally came to a stop in a parking lot. The officer was furious, and the woman was arrested, but she defended her actions and the prosecutor dropped the charges.

DelRea Good, a nurse in Potage, wasn't thrilled to see the familiar blue and red flashing lights in her rear-view mirror, and she chose not to stop right away. The 52-year-old woman was alone in her car and had been driving down a deserted stretch of road late at night. She'd heard about instances of other women being tricked into stopping for someone impersonating a police officer, and she decided not to take the risk.

Good tried to acknowledge that she was aware the officer was trying to pull her over. She put on her hazard lights and slowed down, but she didn't stop until she found a populated area with better lighting. By the time Patrolman William Marshall approached her, he was furious.

"What in the hell are you doing? I could arrest you for this," Marshall said, according to Good.

She says she then responded, "Do not yell and curse at me. That's inappropriate."

After exchanging a few more words, Marshall arrested Good. She was charged with a felony count of resisting arrest because she wouldn't stop for the officer immediately.

Good was able to bail herself out, even though she still hadn't been told what she was being pulled over for in the first place. She continued to defend her decision to delay stopping her car. "I was scared for my safety," she told the Chicago Tribune. "It was a very dark road and I wanted to get to a safe, well-lit place."

The prosecutor decided to drop the charges.

"At the time of the arrest, the officer had probable cause to support the filing of criminal charges," Porter County Prosecutor Brian Gensel. "Upon review of the circumstances of the incident as well as information learned after the incident, it was determined that a dismissal of the charges was in the best interests of justice."

Source: NWI Times

Photo: New York Daily News

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